The Road From Home by David Kherdian
A True Story of Courage, Survival and Hope

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David Kherdian re-creates his mother's voice in telling the true story of a childhood interrupted by one of the most devastating holocausts of our century. Vernon Dumehjian Kherdian was born into a loving and prosperous family. Then, in the year 1915, the Turkish government began the systematic destruction of its Armenian population.

 

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David Kherdian s poetry and prose have been translated around the world: in Asia, Asia Minor, Africa, Europe, and South America. He is the editor of Ararat (an Armenian American literary journal), Forkroads: A Journal of Ethnic American Literature, and Stopinder: A Gurdjieff Journal for Our Time, and he has founded three small presses: The Giligia Press, Two Rivers Press, and The Press at Butternut Creek.
 
Published December 20, 2008 by Greenwillow Books. 259 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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In this fictionalized autobiography of his mother, Kherdian tells of a little girl's joy in the food and family life in her close Turkish Armenian community, then the horrors and suffering that began when thousands of Armenians are rounded up and marched toward the desert where they were sure to ...

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ISBN 0-688-14425-X This Newbery Honor book tells the affecting tale of the author's mother and her family were driven from their home in Turkey in 1915.

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